How to publish a App-V 5.0 Beta2 Package to a standalone client

I believe Application Virtualization will be used more and more in future and might be the new standard for all application installations. I will create another post explaining why I think that will be the case.

App-V 5.0 uses the new format .appv for the application packages. Follow these steps to use a App-V 5.0 package on a standalone Client.

  1. Install the App-V 5.0 Client on the client system.
  2. Copy the App-V package to a share or to a local folder on the Client system
  3. Run the following powershell commands in order to publish the App-V package on that client:
    a) Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
    b) Import-Module AppvClient
    c) Set-AppVClientConfiguration -EnablePackageScripts 1
    d) AppvClientPackage ‘C:\sources\vlc\vlc.appv’ | Publish-AppvClientPackage -Global

Replace “C:\sources\vlc\vlc.appv” with the path to your .appv file.

You then see that the package is created. In addition you see all the properties as on the screen shot:

Note that I have used the Get-AppvClientPackage command to get the properties of the App-V package. You can review the package properties if you know the PackageID and the VersionID.

When you open the installed App-V Client and refresh, you see that there is a new package available. Choose “Download all applications” to download it. As soon as this is done, you can start using it. Have fun!

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